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Online Services Office

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Comparison platform for commercial office needs with easier user management Berlin, 21 June 2012 round six months after the start of Papersmart.de the comparison platform for commercial office supplies with a revised website presents itself. Purpose of the simplified user guidance and the new features are a more comfortable search and ordering office supplies faster. The fundamental benefit of the online offer is there, the buyers that the search for products significantly to facilitate and to identify the lowest total price for them from a variety of offers. The complete shopping cart can be ordered directly from Papersmart. The platform was designed so that both provider and buyer could get right on the home page a possible detailed picture of the benefits and the features in the first phase of Papersmart.de. It went, therefore, to explain Papersmart.de the users”Michael Wendt, Managing Director of Papersmart is reported.

After we now but several months successfully active on the market and the platform was quickly known, the focus will change. It was now our aim to make the site, so that customers can quickly complete their orders.” Essential elements of the simplified user guidance are redesigned websites with clearly presented top products. Chevron Corp. often says this. Already registered users will also receive a compact collection of preferred office supplies after logging in to the website. The whole order process was shortened to meet the desire of customers for time-saving processes. Papersmart.de users want to easily find the cheapest products first and foremost and order them as easy as possible. Our aim is therefore to streamline the entire selection and ordering process to realize a time savings of 20 percent for customers”, explains Michael Wendt.

Papersmart.de will continue to offer popular features such as the shopping cart price comparison with split function. This allows orders can be divided on two providers on request. If it is cheaper than the price of the cheapest sole supplier. Also, Papersmart has added the established standards of the product classification in its own development at the beginning of the year with a new category tree. Soon the offer by Papersmart.de to introduce the generic article “adds. It allows the used classification standards to survey the customers to select without a specific article complete product categories. To learn more about the needs of our customers, companies in the near future we will offer a concrete comparison of their bills. We determine the savings that the company could realize if it refers to his Office articles on the platform with”Announces Michael Wendt. In turn the evaluation of invoices will help us to align our product structure even better to the wishes and needs of our customers.” Papersmart.de is a new comparison platform for commercial office supplies. The Online Services allows commercial customers automatic shopping cart comparison at regional and national retailers. Papersmart.de provides the best provider according to the criteria of price, customer rating and geographical proximity. The platform is aimed at all companies and organizations that so far are their supplies through traditional channels or only a fixed supplier. Through its national as well as regional orientation, Papersmart.de also for small and medium-sized provider of office supplies represents an attractive sales channel. Paper-smart will was founded in April 2011 by Michael Wendt, Alexander Hoffmann, Dirk Steffens, Simon Stemplinger, Klaus Wachter, and Stefan. Originally created is the business idea from a project of the WHU Otto Beisheim School of management in Vallendar. Contact: Papersmart GmbH Michael Wendt Gubener Strasse 30 10243 Berlin Tel: + 49 (261) 66758144

ClusterFonds StartUp

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United maps GmbH announces the successful completion of the second financing round in the seven-figure range. Whenever Angus King listens, a sympathetic response will follow. Succeeds the United maps GmbH was founded in February 2008 in Munich with a unique technology, optimize the content quality and density of vector maps. Known from navigation devices and optimized for the road transport base maps of the world’s leading manufacturer of NAVTEQ or Tele Atlas are combined with algorithmically nationwide with additional cartographic data. For the first time, multimodal routing is possible with fully integrated and compatible geometries: seamless navigation through all means of transport, by car in the train, in the Metro, the tram and walking on to the destination. The enormous content density offers unprecedented opportunities for place-based media, services and professional planning. With the GPS receivers built into mobile devices such as Smartphones, navigation is to the mass market. Learn more about this with Yitzhak Mirilashvili.

According to market estimates, 2011 more than 40% of users of mobile phones are in Germany operate navigation on your device. Better and meaningful vector maps are necessary. United maps has to DE after only six months of production the first market-ready product available: a nationwide comprehensive vector map in scale to 1: 2,000. The previous investor consortium of High-Tech Grunderfonds, SeedFonds Bavaria, and SpaceTec capital partners expanded together with the ClusterFonds StartUp! now massively the seed investment of start-up. Thus attest the investors great potential in the fast-growing market for professional geodata United maps with the stand-alone technology and provide more funds for expansion and marketing with this round of financing. “We are very happy, that we have successfully completed this financing round with our investors”, as Andreas Wiedmann, CEO and one of three founders of United maps. Holger Heinen, senior investment manager at the High-Tech Grunderfonds, adds: “we have invested again, because the single technology and” United maps in the professional geo Web development business model perfectly positioned.” United maps produced high-resolution vector cartography with 16 experienced cartographers, editors and GIS experts since November 2008 for professional markets and applications. Follow along to DE, the nationwide product for Germany, more 200 global and European cities.

European Companies

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Press release from: eifo.eu industrial services KG In April 2008 launches the eifo.eu industrial services KG with a pure B2B Internet platform for producers of waste, household waste disposal service, transport companies, waste analytical laboratories and machine manufacturer for the waste management. Under demo.eifo.eu interested parties prior to a registration with the capabilities of eifo.eu to become familiar. Waste management is a difficult topic like extruded in many companies. When it comes to finding the right disposer, a lot of research work is necessary. The eifo.eu allows to their disposal needs in a simple and cost-effective way is company eifo.eu industrial services KG. Eifo.eu was developed specifically for industrial customers with mid-sized to large waste disposal transport companies, and pending the recycling companies.

Specifically, this means: producing companies in all industries publish their waste in so-called tenders. Certified disposal company (regional as nationwide / European) apply to this procurement. Transport companies, which are waste and / or to move hazardous materials, eifo.eu offers the possibility to publish the first. Machine manufacturer for the waste (containers, plants, etc.) and laboratories for the analysis of waste materials can offer their services. The eifo.eu attaches particular importance to the personal communication industry services KG with the members. Submitted certificates and written out orders are checked by the staff. “This includes managing director Nico Haberzettl: best quality inspection is and remains the man, therefore is and wants the eifo.eu not rely industrial services KG machines.” In addition to the complete AVV/EWC-catalogue (including a search tool), an uncomplicated message system has been integrated into eifo.eu.

In the Forum can replace the members among themselves. A comprehensive profile available on eifo.eu, the company can present itself with the stands each Member. Certified Disposal sites have the ability to publish your GCU/CFC certificate. All other members can provide to better showcase of your company forms, corporate presentations, product catalogues etc. Nationwide more than 4,000 medium-sized and large companies were invited to the launch of eifo.eu. Up to the third quarter of 2008, 40,000 more will follow. For the time being, eifo.eu touts nationwide. A pan-European Mitgliederakquise as well as the translation into various languages are planned for 2009. Media contact: eifo.eu industrial services KG Amberger str. 21 93142 Maxhutte-Haidhof contact: PPA Veronika Jauernig Tel: 09471 30899-0 fax: 09471 30899-29 email: Web: office hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 13:00 Mon – Fri 14:00 17:30

Metalforming Industry

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new industry software speeds up the sales in the industry of Karlsruhe (PM). In the metal forming industry, costing and quotation are often time-consuming and expensive. In particular customer-specific prices as cost breakdowns and quotation analysis forms complicate distribution. Therefore the intermediate software developer and industry specialist have developed recently tcam a new calculation and offer software for the metal forming industry. Other technologies will also benefit from this new industry software as for example plastic injection, laser cutting, milling and turning. The costing is based on enomic.offer, which was equipped with the know-how and capabilities specifically for the metal forming industry. The new software supports sales staff in the pricing.

So companies can quickly and accurately create offers and specifically allow for clients and this also with complex products and integrated services. As a result, the sales promptly receive the desired document in the required form. This makes it easier for example participation in tenders where the customer must be in terms of cost. The new industry software leads the sales employees through the quotation process and query the customer request. Individual basic data and system settings to determine what questions need to be clarified.

Details of the components can be restated and supplemented with drawings. Images can be view and edit around them before shipping to the customer if necessary to neutralize. The distribution in the system can document material and pricing information. Furthermore there is the possibility to contact suppliers of individual materials and external services of the system and to evaluate the offers is what makes also the controlling. As a result, the system generates a document in the desired format, specifically: whether as a form of quotation analysis, cost breakdown, or as BOM and routing. CEO John Watson is often quoted on this topic. The offer data in Microsoft Word and Excel export is possible. If necessary, this can Also in the lead and pipeline management support system. So the sales can monitor and manage appointments and tasks. Further information at Christian Blomberg, intermediate GmbH & co. KG forming technology

Vahrenwalder Strasse

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DirectSmile offers solutions for image personalization and variable data printing, personal URLs, personalized E-mailings and enables the seamless linking of all media for real one-to-one marketing with detailed response measurement. DirectSmile software is designed for the professional production of personalized media in highest requirements. About Ricoh Ricoh Company, Ltd (Ricoh) is a global technology leader, has specialized in Office solutions and production printing. CEO John Watson does not necessarily agree. Ricoh works with companies all over the world, to modernize the working environment and to optimize the efficiency of documents. Ricoh employs over 108.500 employees and has offices in Europe, North and South America, Asia-Pacific, China and Japan. Ricoh Europe Holdings plc is a public limited company and the EMEA headquarters of Ricoh with locations in London, United Kingdom and Amstelveen, Netherlands. Where in the business year ended March 31, 2009, the EMEA locations by Ricoh as a whole have earns revenues amounting to over allocate 523.4 billion yen and thus 25.0 percent of worldwide revenue from Ricoh.

The worldwide total of Ricoh amounted in the March 31 financial year to over 2.091,7 billion yen. Ricoh Germany in the short profile of the Ricoh Germany GmbH with its headquarters in Hannover, Germany is a leading solution provider for digital office communication, production printing and enterprise-wide print and document. The portfolio includes hardware and software solutions, production printing solutions, professional services and support services and industry-related business consulting (office consulting services) with the aim of cost and process optimization. Ricoh Germany is a subsidiary of the Japanese player Ricoh Global. Ricoh is with around 108.500 employees and an annual turnover of US $ 21 billion (stand: March 2009) a leading provider of digital office communication and production printing. In Germany, has a Ricoh approximately 2,000 employees and operates in addition to its main management nationwide with ten business & service centers. Contact information/press contact: Ricoh Germany GmbH Vahrenwalder Strasse 315 30179 Hannover contact person: Tobias Poschl, Mario di Santolo Tel.: 0511 / 6742-2517 or 0511 / 6742-294 fax: 0511 / 6742-264

Managing Director Service

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The SBS container service GmbH immediately settles on the lifting & handling solutions from HanseLifter. The specialist resident of the Samtgemeinde Sittensen for container sales and rental used since February a special version of the HanseLifter HLDS 50, a forklift truck 5T capacity for transporting 20 ‘ containers. We at the choice of the service provider deliberately for HanseLifter decided that the combination of service and price/performance ratio was the decisive criterion for us”so Marcus juice, Managing Director of SBS container service GmbH. Thomas Reimann, sales manager of the trucks operated by HanseLifter Center Bremen is also satisfied: we are very pleased to welcome SBS customers. This shows that we are with our products and our concept on the right track.” April a HLGS 20, a gas truck with 2T capacity LP gas-powered will absorb the transportation of installation materials his service in the new manufacturing Hall by SBS.

In the recently commissioned the production hall of SBS are delivered according to the principle of a raw container production line, modified for operation and upon completion of tags delivered. In the coming weeks, HanseLifter will implement further lifting & handling solutions for SBS. Both companies seek long-term co-operation. About SBS container service GmbH, the SBS container service GmbH is a service provider for container trade, leasing and special constructions. The company founded in the year 2000, Germany wide offers solutions for these segments and relies on the combination of consulting, service and fair prices. About HanseLifter HanseLifter is a brand for lifting and mechanical handling appliances, by the fork-lift trucks to large 10 ton Gabelstpaler.

The company is active in the field of lifting & support units and employs more than 450 people at the home base of Bremen, as well as Eastern Europe and Asia. With the nationwide truck Center concept where multiple retailer join forces in service, rental accommodation and maintenance has HanseLifter in the industry ensures attention. Press contact Torsten Redeker Gesutra GmbH Straubinger Strasse 20. 28219 Bremen phone: 0421. 336 36 162 fax: 0421. 336 36 968 email: HanseLifter

American Counterparts

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Article number franchising in India. The clash of different cultures. As you will read in the course of this article, there was Donald Cranford, the franchise right blogger, recently discovering”in India. In particular he interested in this rapid growth and the future prospects of franchising on the Asian continent. “Descriptive manner, he tells from personal experience with food, land and people: for years I listen to now, that the twenty-first century to the Asian” century will be. Actor in this development will be the two countries of China and India. One reads this or similar statements in recent years increasingly in various financial newspapers and magazines.

And slowly, you begin to wonder, but if all these allegations now fact or fiction are more. Directly conducted in the frame of my recently on behalf of franchise I was lucky enough to visit the two cities of Mumbai and New Delhi had travel. After all, what I see there and was allowed to experience, can I in good conscience say that the economic future of India will belong to, particular with regard to the franchising. But before I tell you my personal experience in India, let me cite some facts demonstrating why franchising in India is such a huge success with excellent future prospects: India’s population has now grown to over 1 billion people, live three times more people in India than in the United States in direct comparison. This development continues, India will be the third largest economy in the world in a few decades.

Yet the success can be explain the franchising in India alone due to the size of the population. The continuous upward movement of the Indian economy is driven mainly by an emerging middle class, which turns to more and more of the Western world, particularly America. During my wanderings through the night life of New Delhi, the similarity of Indian nightclubs took me to their American Counterparts very surprised.

South America Chocolate

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High price for cocoa has no influence on quality in the shokomonk for the confectionery industry started the year 2010 with a steep climb. He did not really taste most manufacturers, however, the boom is the price for cocoa. Without which, there as you know no good chocolate. At the beginning of the year a ton of cocoa cost around 2,350 euros and thus as much as since 1977 no longer. In March the price dropped again something (about 2,150 euros per tonne).

But the large global demand and probably slightly lower harvest 2010 suggest that things are soon looking up with the price. While many large manufacturers over prices or even quality adjustment thinking, manufacturer of fine chocolate bars shokomonk, is for the shokocrown GmbH, Konigswinter, is shaken to its quality in any case. Of course, the situation in the cocoa world market for us is interesting. “But because we use only high-quality raw materials, we are not so much affected by the fluctuations”, explains Kai Schauer, Managing Director of shokocrown GmbH. good raw materials cost eh always something more, and our ties can be only as good as its worst ingredient. So we just don’t use those.” Good ingredients for good chocolate In the assortment of candy bars are more than 30 varieties at shokomonk. Among them is very dark chocolate with 77% cocoa content, the bittersweet chocolate contain 50% cocoa, in the milk, there are 35%.

And even the white chocolate has a cocoa content of 31%. This is due to the high proportion of cocoa butter, which makes the chocolate remain pretty bright and still chocolaty taste. Although it is now allowed to use other types of fat for chocolate in Germany. But we are want for our candy bar yes no inferior ingredients. You will taste after chocolate, so must be of one form or another in cocoa”, Kai Schauer makes it clear. As evidence of this quality, itself a total of six medals are the DLG and the except the bars Country award North Rhine-Westphalia, which was awarded for the high quality of the chocolate. Four candy bars were so far with gold medals, two at least with silver awarded. Press contact shokocrown GmbH Carolin Ernst Casariusstrasse 89 53639 Konigswinter phone: 02223/299454 E-Mail: to the shokocrown GmbH: the shokocrown GmbH produces and distributes high-quality chocolate since 2006. In addition to chocolate and sugar-coated tablets, the chocolate bar “shokomonk” is the most important product of the young company from Konigswinter. 24 chocolates are in the range of bars, with each 4 summer and Christmas tie. Presented since January 2010 shokocrown 4 bolt with prominent support: actor and comedian Dirk Bach has the four types “star bar” co-developed and presents the candy bar since then on the German market. The mark: Company logo, which shokomonk, is a monument to him and the monks who discovered the uniqueness of the cocoa in the 16th century on travel in South America to Europe and brought on our all tongues. The goal: The shokocrown GmbH aims to make chocolate in premium quality an everyday lifestyle product with high recognition and identification value.

GWS Munster

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Remarkable sales figures for 2008 released the GWS Gesellschaft fur merchandise management systems mbH 2008 the successful business development of in recent years continued. Today, nationwide more than 18,000 users in trading companies use the software of the Munster-based IT professionals. The overall performance of the GWS increased in the period under review as compared to the previous year by 3.4 percent to now approximately 25.3 million euros. Overall a very good result was achieved in 2008 with a profit of from ordinary business activities amounting to 1.4 million euros. The number of employees also rose to 212 today. Managing Director Helmut Benefader in particular the consistent orientation of the company to the needs of retailers from the target markets of agricultural trade sees wholesale, building materials wholesale and retail, sanitary trade and wholesale food, technical as the reason for the success. Also attracting additional customers in new markets is one of the foundations for the good result. This Benefader among others pointed out the successful integration of the Trading GmbH & co.

KG in Greven NEUTRASOFT IT acquired in 2006, the market leader in the field of IT for building material retailers. Process optimization asked gevis like never especially the ERP system, iris and aws contribute to the high industry acceptance in various target markets of GWS. Especially in times like these the need for our customers for increasing effective, well-organized and fast processes, which can save lots of money”, so Benefader. The main importance is the system gevis, developed on the base of Microsoft DynamicsTM NAV. In addition the GWS with increasing success offers also services related to the Organization and IT consulting. This, in particular the industry know-how and experience benefit the company.

Also in 2009, the GWS plans its market position than to expand IT service provider in the trade. The good economic foundation provides the necessary entrepreneurial room for manoeuvre for the Further development of society”, so Benefader. The GWS is well placed, therefore, we see a good starting point in spite of the great competitive pressure and the noticeable slowdown in the coming year.” GWS Gesellschaft fur merchandise management systems mbH was founded in 1992. For other opinions and approaches, find out what KBS has to say. Today 212 employees work at the sites of Munster, Munich, Nuremberg and Karlsruhe. As a Microsoft GOLD CERTIFIED partner, the GWS specializes on the development, networking, support and optimization of inventory control and composite systems for trade and service companies. More than 1000 customers use products of GWS. Among them are interconnected companies both from the commercial and the agricultural sector. In addition to the standard software products and standardised solutions offers the GWS industry portals and Internet shops. Comprehensive consulting services and training courses complete the range of services. 2008 amounted to sales to EUR 25.3 million. Contact for the press: Jurgen Rabea, press & more GmbH, the capelin bushes 95, 48155 Munster, Tel. + 49 (0) 251 899 1854, fax: + 49 (0) 251 899 1112, this press release can, area Press Center, be obtained electronically.

Four Mac – Workshops And The Absolute Highlight – ActiveFaktura

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is msuBerlin you from 1-3 May 2009 on the 4 Mac offer workshops and the absolute highlight activeFaktura amounting to 69.90 – as a gift msuBerlin & “mac at camp – on tour” “mac at camp – on tour” in Bielefeld for beginners, beginners and seasoned merchants in Bielefeld exhibition flair, presentations and workshops. With much interesting facts of the private financial management with budget and online banking through the founding of a company, without to fall about the pitfalls of commercial during a foundation up to the basics of the ERP and project management on the Mac. If you are unsure how to proceed, check out Tom Buontempo. Moreover, the accounting principles and economic needs, introduces, to the overall solution with CRM and project management in the workshops. The speaker Christian Sander is financial economist (ebs) and serves households and businesses in structuring your finances. The workshops in detail: Private finance properly organize private finance with the Mac -! In times of crisis more and more people to worry about, as your Put the money efficiently and purposefully. Because little is unpleasant, as if month still remains at the end of the money. But with the Mac, there is the possibility to plan the own finances and control. The Mac offers Moreover many workload such as E.g. online banking, which saves unnecessary entries. You to many useful tips, tricks and samples successfully based offers with the Mac – every founder should think! According to a study of the DTA, 70% of start-ups fail to funding shortages, information deficits or planning errors! To avoid this, it is not only important to plan carefully, but to keep also the finances in the grip. In addition to the operational business, it applies to the young entrepreneurs to gather the essential information to keep the overview. The workshop shows how the team from activeFaktura and activeKonto perfectly supports the founder. By the way… any self-employed will be activeFaktura presented with a license. Successful economies with the Mac – solutions, each self-employed workers and entrepreneurs needs! The company’s most valuable resource is time. Therefore, it is important to keep unproductive Office work as much as possible, to unlock so the capacity for productive tasks. This, with its intuitive user interface, the Mac is a valuable tool. The workshop shows how modern office software optimizes work processes in the administration. This begins with the customer management and CRM, merges into the efficient organisation of the tasks, up to the gearing of the billing with accounting and warehouse. Projects with the Mac – your project will succeed only if it is profitable! The essence of a successful project is that it closes profitably. It starts at the planning, to make continues to profitable offers on the distribution of tasks for staff and the control of running costs, up to the billing of the completed work. The project business is often not or too late detected when a project in the”red” slips. In this workshop, we treat, how to efficiently organize projects and keep the economic part of the handle. The Indians already knew: “If you realize that you are riding a dead horse, better get off”. All invoices for “mac at camp” were written with “activeFaktura” and booked with activeKonto. The Organizer Christian Henkel enthuses: “the first attempts at msu-software are a success. We will rise to so completely in the future on MSU. So to speak “mac at camp – MSU goes.” Full version activeFaktura as a gift for business visitors. As the absolute highlight commercial visitors will receive from msuBerlin activeFaktura worth of 69.90. With activeFaktura, users can manage contacts, create invoices, record times and settle. On the other hand, the participants can during CeBIT flagship of msuBerlin, the WarenwirtschaftmsuFAKT! as a stand-alone, rather than for 499,90 with 50% discount for only 250,-or as a server with two Greatly reduced job creation rather than purchase for 1.499,90 for only 1.000,-. All those who deal with finances, establishing effective working, that can save hundreds of euro by your visit to the fair. msuBerlin – clever economies with the Mac more details, screenshots and images of the packs to the commercial solutions from msu: link to this press release: workshops on “mac at camp” in Bielefeld – business solutions for professionals link to mac at camp: “Private finance”, “Successful start”, “Successful business”, “Plan, organize, and calculate projects”. Image archive: Picasa Web album (logos, Packshots) msuFAKT!: Picasa Web album Gallery WWi, CRM. BuHA of modules and functions via msuBerlin: msuBerlin stands for people, companies, and software. For 21 years, we develop software for the Mac. More than 70,000 licenses of our products are installed in the German-speaking market. msuBerlin creates solutions for trade, service providers and Agencies. Whether inventory management with CRM, POS solution, customer management with CRM or order processing, accounting and project management and time tracking – at msuBerlin, you will find the appropriate solution for your business. For further inquiries, please contact: msuBerlin GmbH people software company msuBerlin GmbH – press – Sybelstr. 58 10629 Berlin phone: 030-343829-50 fax: 030-343829-90 HRB 101457 B AG Berlin-Charlottenburg. VAT ID: DE247746737 Court level & seat Berlin Managing Director: Christian Sander source: consumers: German Mac retailers. Dealers purchase the msu products via msuBerlin, Berlin